Growing Food, Growing Community


Gaining Ground, a nonprofit organic farm in Concord, Massachusetts, grows vegetables and fruit with the help of several thousand community volunteers and donates all of this fresh food to area meal programs and food pantries.

In response to the pandemic, we have modified our volunteer program this season. Click here for details.


Gaining Ground exists because of Jamie Bemis’ visionary idea to start an organic farm dedicated to community, hunger relief and volunteerism. We are deeply saddened by her passing and extend our sympathies to her family and friends.


Click here to watch a short video that provides an overview of Gaining Ground.


Curious about how we now farm to grow twice as much food for hunger relief? Farm Manager Doug Wolcik tells the story of Gaining Ground and its transition to no-till farming on this highly respected podcast, No-Till Growers.


Interested in learning more about our 25 year history? Simply send us an email if you would like to purchase a copy of our book, Gaining Ground—The Story of a Community Growing Food and Giving It All Away.